To Hold Your Hand, To Let Go Of Your Foot

Peace, one and all…

Do not become attached to what life gives you here,
for in time you will give it to someone
to hold your hand,
or to some dog
to let go of your foot.
(Jami)

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3 thoughts on “To Hold Your Hand, To Let Go Of Your Foot

  1. Peace Gus,

    Welcome to my online home. The meaning I hear is to avoid getting attached to our possessions, as we either give them to someone to love us, or to someone else to get them to leave us alone.

    What do you think of its meaning?

  2. I think that is a really good way of looking at it. Many times after meditation, I feel like this world is a dream. “the deep mountains of vanity, cross them today, and superficial dreams will no longer delude you” is the japanese poem. I really think that getting attatched to the things of this world is longing for hollow dreams made of vapor. I really don’t connect the dots on “to hold your hand, to let go of your foot” what does that mean?

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